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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,577Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.74M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
335 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.73M

2014

$1.86M

2015

$1.74M

2016

Number of Claims

20,044

2014

19,349

2015

17,577

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
SYNTHROID 832

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

808

prescriptions.

85

patients, 25% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 500

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

59

patients, 18% of all patients

CRESTOR 468

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

54

patients, 16% of all patients

ATENOLOL 458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

53

patients, 16% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

CREON 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

61

patients, 18% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

NEXIUM 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

60

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

51

patients, 15% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

CELECOXIB 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

VOLTAREN 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

DEXILANT 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

52

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

ONGLYZA 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

108

patients, 32% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

TRADJENTA 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

84

patients, 25% of all patients

SPIRIVA 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

BENICAR 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

SYMBICORT 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

COUMADIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR HCT 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11
ALCOHOL PADS 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
EDARBYCLOR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
DICYCLOMINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

RANEXA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
AMMONIUM LACTATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
CILOSTAZOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
PROCTOZONE-HC 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

AZOR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
PRADAXA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on July 9, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.